A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Paphos vs. Cadiz for Attractions, Food, Beaches, and Couples

Should you visit Paphos or Cadiz?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Paphos or Cadiz, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Paphos

Paphos is a beautiful, cultural, and coastal town. This is also a very beautiful destination which attracts plenty of visitors. It's also known for nightlife, food, and scuba diving and snorkeling.

Cadiz

Cadiz is a friendly, undiscovered, and historic port city. It's a gorgeous place to visit. It's also known for museums, nightlife, and food.

Paphos and Cadiz: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Impressive beauty
Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
Cons
  • Less popular with couples


How is Paphos different from Cadiz?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Cadiz and Paphos. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Museums and Historical Sights?

Paphos
Cadiz

Both Paphos and Cadiz have interesting landmarks and museums for visitors.

Visitors will find world class museums and historical sights in Paphos that are not to be missed. The area is well known for its impressive archeological ruins, many of which are found at Paphos Archaeological Site. Other impressive sights include the Tombs of the Kings, the Chrysopolitissa Basilica & St. Paul's Pillar, Agia Paraskevi, and Paphos Fort.

The museums and tourist attractions in Cadiz are world-renowned. As the oldest city in Europe, there are countless historic sights and monuments to see. Some of the most interesting historic sights include Catedral Nueva, the Arcos de los Blancos, Torre Tavira, and Museo de Cádiz.


Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Food?

Paphos
Cadiz

There are opportunities to sample the local cuisine at great restaurants in both Paphos and Cadiz.

Known for it's food and restaurant scene, Paphos is always at the top of any foodie's travel list. Food is a huge part of the culture and family life in the area. The cuisine is influenced by the surrounding areas and you'll see similarities to Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Popular dishes include koupepia (vine leaves stuffed with a filling called gemista), souvlaki (a meat and salad filled pita), and makaronia tou fournou (a pasta dish made with halloumi and béchamel sauce).

Cadiz has a huge number of terrific restaurants. You can expect the freshest seafood with everything from oysters to prawns and even fresh caught fish like Bluefin tuna. Make sure you try the shrimp fritters and papas con choco (cuttlefish and potato stew). Tapas are a great way to sample a number of small local dishes. Also finish your meal of with some churros.

Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Nightlife?

Paphos
Cadiz

It's hard to distinguish whether Paphos or Cadiz has a better nightlife scene.

Paphos has an active nightlife scene for those who seek it out. Most people think of history, culture, beaches, and wine, but the city also has its share of clubs and bars. It's not the party-hard beach destination that you'll find at some Mediterranean tourist areas, but there are still plenty of bars and clubs with atmosphere and style. Head to Agiou Antoniou Street for the most action.

If you're looking for night time activities Cadiz has a few options to choose from. The nightlife scene is diverse, with both cultural activities and dance clubs to choose from. Whether you're looking for a late night party or a more mellow evening on the town, there are a number of options available.

Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Beaches?

Paphos
Cadiz

Both Paphos and Cadiz have beaches worth visiting.

The beaches in Paphos are among the best in the world. Many people head to the area specifically for the beaches. This region has the longest coastline of any region in Cyprus, but keep in mind that some of the best beaches are found outside of the main tourist areas. However, they most are usually accessible by city bus with many remote stretches found along the Akamas Peninsula. Within town the beaches are often rocky and pebbly.

The beaches at Cadiz attract visitors from all over. The beaches remain relatively undiscovered on the international level, so you won't have to deal with the crowds that you find at many Spanish beaches, even during the high season. The beaches are popular with nearby locals, but the atmosphere remains chill and relaxed. While there are many beaches to choose from outside of town, the closest in town beach is La Caleta. It's even been featured in a few Hollywood films such as Die Another Day.

Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for its Old Town?

Paphos
Cadiz

Paphos and Cadiz both have historical old towns that attract visitors.

Many visitors go to Paphos to see the historical old town. The old town is a pleasant area to walk around with a number of interesting buildings.

Cadiz is an extremely popular place to visit the historic old town area. The old town offers a patchwork network of cobblestone streets that intertwine plazas, churches, and historic buildings.


Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Shopping?

Paphos
Cadiz

Shopping is a popular activity in both Cadiz and Paphos.

Paphos is an extremely popular place for shoppers. There are outdoor markets, major shopping streets, and international fashion brands. You can pick up local souvenirs or beach gear that you may have forgotten.

Cadiz is well-known for its shopping. There's a diverse mix of local boutiques, food markets, shopping centers, and street markets where you can pick up everything from local items to European fashion. If you happen to be in town on a weekend, keep in mind that many shops are only open in the morning on Saturdays and closed all day Sundays.

Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Families?

Paphos
Cadiz

Paphos and Cadiz are both fun destinations for the whole family.

Paphos is a very family-friendly place to visit. There are plenty of outdoor activities that kids will enjoy. Head to the beach or take a walk along the coastline. Animal lovers will appreciate a visit to the zoo, bird park, or aquarium and young thrill seekers will enjoy a day at the Aqua-park of Aphrodite. And, of course, there's also the ruins that kids can have fun exploring.

Because of its large number of kid-friendly activities, Cadiz is very family-friendly. The beaches, waterparks, carnivals and other unique activities make this a great place to visit with kids. There's even a Bee Museum that adults and kids alike will enjoy. And many kids will also find exploring the ruins of Baelo Claudio to be an unforgettable experience.

Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Couples?

Paphos
Cadiz

Paphos offers a wider variety of romantic activities for couples than Cadiz.

Paphos has so much to offer for a romantic couple's vacation. Honeymooners who enjoy history, nature, beaches, and culture will find it all in the area. There are stunning beaches where you can relax in the sun, world renowned archeological ruins where you can immerse yourself in a historical world, and beautiful views around every corner. There are also excellent restaurants and wine tasting opportunities that will make for a memorable trip.

Cadiz makes for a fun place to visit for a couple. With its history and beaches, there are many romantic activities that couples can enjoy. Wander around old town and enjoy local cuisine. Visit the historic ruins and take a hike outside of the city.

Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Paphos
Cadiz

Paphos and Cadiz are comparable places to visit for backpackers and budget travelers.

Backpackers come from all over to visit Paphos. The area is generally accessible with a few good hostels and budget accommodation options sprinkled about. There are great beaches and restaurants as well as plenty of beautiful places to enjoy a walk.

It's common for backpackers to visit Cadiz. One of the biggest draws to the city is there huge Carnival festival every February. This is a popular time to visit and backpackers will appreciate the lively atmosphere.


Is Paphos or Cadiz Better for Public Transit?

Paphos
Cadiz

You'll find somewhat comparable public transit options in both Paphos and Cadiz.

Visitors to Paphos can move around easily with public transportation. It's possible to get around by city bus to most places. Buses connect many touristy areas such as Kato Paphos, Tombs of the Kings, Chloraka, Kissonerga, Coral Bay and Paphos Center.

The public transit in Cadiz can get you around easily. There are five bus lines around town. The buses are comfortable and air conditioned.

Is Paphos or Cadiz a more walkable city?

Paphos
Cadiz

Paphos and Cadiz both are comparable when exploring on foot.

Paphos is somewhat walkable. The main tourist area is Kato Paphos which is small, compact and easy to walk around, but if you want to head to areas further away then you likely won't be able to travel on foot. It's important to understand where your hotel is located if you're planning to explore on foot.

Cadiz is a very walkable town. It is a walkable city that is historic and compact enough to explore on foot.

Which city is cheaper, Cadiz or Paphos?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Paphos is €77, while the average daily cost in Cadiz is €122. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Paphos and Cadiz in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Paphos 37
    Cadiz 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Paphos 74
    Cadiz 122
Compare Hotels in Paphos and Cadiz

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Hotels in Paphos


Hotels in Cadiz


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Paphos 9.29
    Cadiz 24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paphos

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Paphos:

  • Shared airport transfer Paphos Airport - Paphos Town: $11
  • Shared transfer from Paphos Town to Paphos Airport PFO: $12
  • Shared shuttle transfer from Paphos Airport to Hotels: $13
  • Shared shuttle transfer from Hotels to Paphos Airport: $13
  • Shared transfer from Coral Bay to Paphos Airport PFO: $14
  • Shared Transfer from Paphos Airport to Coral Bay: $14
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Paphos Airport to Paphos or Limassol Hotels: $16
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Paphos or Limassol Hotels to Paphos Airport: $16
  • Airport Transfers Cyprus - Paphos Airport to Paphos Town - Shared Shuttle: $19
  • Airport Transfers Cyprus - Paphos Town to Paphos Airport - Shared shuttle: $19
  • Private Airport Transfer: Paphos to Paphos International Airport (PFO): $23
  • Private Airport Transfer: Paphos International Airport (PFO) to Paphos: $23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer Cadiz,Cordoba, Ronda or Chiclana to Seville SVQ by Business Car: $394
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $475
  • Private Transfer from Madrid to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $251

Is it cheaper to fly into Paphos or Cadiz?

Prices for flights to both Cadiz and Paphos change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Paphos 30
    Cadiz 36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paphos

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Paphos.

  • Traditional Cuisine & Cultural Flavours - City Walking Food Tour Paphos 2.5hrs: $59
  • Sea Star Evening Dinner and Fireworks Cruise from Paphos: $73

Typical Food prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of dining costs in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cadiz.

  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Paphos 9.56
    Cadiz 22

Tours and Activities in Paphos

Here are a few actual costs in Paphos for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Lefkara & Nicosia Tour from Paphos: $25
  • Limassol Tour from Paphos: $25
  • Troodos and Kykkos Day Tour from Paphos: $26
  • Nicosia Full Day Shopping Tour from Paphos: $28
  • Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos: $32
  • Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark Admission Ticket: $39
  • Ocean Flyer Half Day Cruise from Paphos harbour: $44
  • Full-day Famagusta, Varosha, and Salamis Tour from Paphos: $47
  • Jolly Roger Boat Cruise from Paphos: $49
  • 1 Hour Tour to Local Radio in Paphos with Live Radio Show: $50
  • Jolly Roger Pirate Ship Cruise from Paphos: $50
  • The Paphos Segway Tours: $57

Typical Entertainment prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cadiz are as follows:

  • Cadiz Economic Walking Tour: $6.22
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: ancient city walking tour with wine & cheese tasting: $31
  • Bike Tour of Cadiz: $32
  • City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike: $33
  • Private Tour with a Local: $34
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $44
  • Bike Tour in Cadiz: $45
  • 3-hour Guided Tour with Entry Tickets: $56
  • Jerez Historic Guided Tour with Horse Show: $65
  • Cadiz Discovery City Tour - Shore Excursion from Cadiz: $67

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Paphos 7.98
    Cadiz 23

Sample the Local Flavors in Paphos

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paphos:

  • WINE TOUR from Paphos: $372


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Paphos and Cadiz, we can see that Cadiz is more expensive. And not only is Paphos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Paphos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Paphos and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Cadiz would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cadiz than you might in Paphos.


When is the best time to visit Paphos or Cadiz?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Paphos or Cadiz in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Paphos and Cadiz. The beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Paphos this time of year. Also, many travelers come to Cadiz for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences.


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Paphos is around the same temperature as Cadiz in the summer. The temperature in Paphos is usually 27°C (80°F) in July, and Cadiz stays around 25°C (77°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In Paphos, it's very sunny this time of the year. Paphos usually receives more sunshine than Cadiz during summer. Paphos gets 388 hours of sunny skies, while Cadiz receives 356 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Paphos usually receives rain Cadiz. Paphos gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Paphos 27°C (80°F) 
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Cadiz in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Paphos as well as Cadiz. Many travelers come to Paphos for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area. Also, many visitors come to Cadiz in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Paphos is around the same temperature as Cadiz. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Paphos in October are around 21°C (70°F), and Cadiz is about 20°C (68°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cadiz. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Paphos this time of the year. In the autumn, Paphos often gets more sunshine than Cadiz. Paphos gets 270 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cadiz receives 235 hours of full sun.

Paphos usually gets less rain in October than Cadiz. Paphos gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Paphos 21°C (70°F) 
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Cadiz in the Winter?

Both Cadiz and Paphos are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Paphos in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Also, most visitors come to Cadiz for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In January, Paphos is generally around the same temperature as Cadiz. Temperatures in Paphos average around 12°C (53°F), and Cadiz stays around 13°C (55°F).

Paphos usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Cadiz during winter. Paphos gets 180 hours of sunny skies, while Cadiz receives 174 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Paphos usually receives around the same amount of rain as Cadiz. Paphos gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Paphos 12°C (53°F) 
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Cadiz in the Spring?

Both Cadiz and Paphos during the spring are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Paphos for the beaches and the natural beauty during these months. Furthermore, the spring months attract visitors to Cadiz because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

Paphos is around the same temperature as Cadiz in the spring. The temperature in Paphos is usually 17°C (62°F) in April, and Cadiz stays around 17°C (63°F).

In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Paphos. In the spring, Paphos often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Cadiz. Paphos gets 270 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cadiz receives 253 hours of full sun.

Paphos usually gets less rain in April than Cadiz. Paphos gets 11 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Paphos 17°C (62°F) 
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F)

Typical Weather for Cadiz and Paphos

Paphos Cadiz
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 17°C (62°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 1 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 27°C (80°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 27°C (80°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 25°C (76°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 17°C (62°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 76 mm (3 in) 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in)


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